Michelle Obama
Former First Lady Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama To Keynote 2019 ESSENCE Fest

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NEW ORLEANS (CelebrityAccess) — Former First Lady Michelle Obama has joined the lineup for the 2019 edition of the ESSENCE Festival.

“We are indescribably thrilled and honored to have ‘Forever First Lady’ Michelle Obama as a part of our 25th Anniversary Essence Festival, which will mark our most exciting and extensive programming to date,” Essence Communications CEO Michelle Ebanks said.

“As inspiring and aspirational as it is relatable, Mrs. Obama’s story – told on her own terms – is a remarkable example and celebration of everyday Black women who accomplish extraordinary things, who confront challenges with courage and truth, and who remind us that all things are possible when we support one another. Over 25 years, the Festival has done just that – becoming a cultural home for millions of Black women to honor, celebrate and engage each other in service and sisterhood, laughter and love, and empowerment and community.”

The former first lady and best-selling author will take part in a special keynote conversation on the festival’s main stage at the Superdome on Saturday, July 6. All Saturday Superdome ticket holders will have the opportunity to see Mrs. Obama speak.

The 2019 edition of the ESSENCE festival will take place from July 5th through July 7th and feature musical performances by Missy Elliot, Mary J. Blige, H.E.R., Frankie Beverly, Big Freedia, Nas, Teyana Taylor, and Timbaland, among others.

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